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CODE OF THE INLAND WATER TRANSPORT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of March 7, 2001 No. 24-FZ

(The last edition from 29-12-2017)

Accepted by the State Duma on February 7, 2001

Approved by the Federation Council on February 22, 2001

Chapter I. General provisions

Article 1. The relations regulated by the Code of inland water transport of the Russian Federation

1. This Code governs the relations arising between the organizations of inland water transport of the Russian Federation, consignors, consignees, passengers and other physical and (or) legal entities when implementing navigation on inland waterways of the Russian Federation and determines their rights, obligations and responsibility.

2. Provisions of this Code extend on:

inland waterways of the Russian Federation and shipping hydraulic engineering constructions located on them, moorings;

the ports located on inland waterways of the Russian Federation;

vessels and floating objects, held for use for the purpose of navigation on inland waterways of the Russian Federation.

3. Provisions of this Code, except as specified, directly provided in it, do not extend to warships, the boundary ships, military auxiliary vessels, and also the vessels used for the purpose of transport servicing and (or) safety control of objects of the state protection. Conditions of navigation of the specified vessels on inland waterways of the Russian Federation are determined by orders of the Government of the Russian Federation.

4. On sites of inland waterways of the Russian Federation on which navigation and hydrographic conditions of ensuring navigation of vessels and safety of navigation, including carrying out salvage operations, conform to requirements of merchant shipping the relations arising from safety of navigation of vessels under the terms of merchant shipping are regulated by the Merchant Marine Code of the Russian Federation, and the relations arising from the transportation agreement - this Code.

Article 2. The legislation in the field of inland water transport of the Russian Federation

The legislation in the field of inland water transport of the Russian Federation consists of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the Civil code of the Russian Federation, of this Code, other Federal Laws. The relations connected with activities on inland water transport of the Russian Federation are regulated by also corresponding regulatory legal acts of the President of the Russian Federation, regulatory legal acts of the Government of the Russian Federation and regulatory legal acts of federal executive bodies published according to them which shall not contradict this Code and other Federal Laws.

Article 3. Basic concepts

For the purpose of of this Code the following basic concepts are used:

inland water transport of the Russian Federation (further inland water transport) - one of modes of transport, representing production and technological complex with the organizations entering it performing navigation and other activities connected with navigation on inland waterways of the Russian Federation;

inland waterways of the Russian Federation (further - inland waterways) - the means of communication of inland water transport determined by the Government of the Russian Federation;

navigation - the activities connected with use on inland waterways of courts for carriages of goods, passengers and their baggage (including transactions on loading and unloading of loads and baggage, landing and disembarkation of passengers), mailings, towage of courts and floating objects, carrying out search, exploration and production of minerals, construction, traveling, hydrotechnical, underwater and technical and other similar works, pilotage and icebreaker assistance, salvage operations, implementation of actions for protection of water objects, protection them from pollution and contamination, raising of the sunk property, holding actions for control, carrying out scientific research, for the educational, sports and cultural purposes, other purposes of inland water transport;

the vessel - self-propelled or non-self-propelled floating construction, held for use for the purpose of navigation, including the vessel mixed (the river the sea) swimmings, the ferry boat, dredging and dnoochistitelny shells, the floating crane and other technical constructions of this sort;

the paragraph of the sixth voided according to the Federal Law of the Russian Federation of 03.07.2016 No. 367-FZ

the vessel mixed (the river - the sea) swimmings - the vessel which on the technical characteristics is suitable and is in accordance with the established procedure allowed to operation for the purpose of navigation on sea and to inland waterways;

navigation - the activities connected with management of ship;

the shipowner (further also - the owner of the vessel) - the citizen of the Russian Federation or the Russian legal entity operating the vessel under National flag of the Russian Federation on its own behalf irrespective of whether they are owners of the vessel, trustees or use it on other legal cause;

carrier - the legal entity or the individual entrepreneur who undertook obligation according to the transportation agreement to deliver load, the passenger or his baggage from the point of departure in destination;

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